PARIS - Eugenie Bouchard entered her second-round matchup at Roland Garros less than strong. The Canadian dropped her opening set to Germany's Julia Goerges 2-6 only to fight back to win the next two sets 6-2, 6-1 to clinch a spot in the third round of the French Open.
"I wasn't worried after the first, I just took my time," Bouchard said following her victory. "I just really tried to forget about that I lost the first set and just start fresh. That's what I did for the second and third."
En route to her victory, Bouchard persevered to dominated the 107th-ranked German, making 21 winners and conversions on six of 13 break points.
As for her mental game, Bouchard said that she was strong.
"I have confidence that no matter what happens on the court, I can fight and still give my best and give myself the best chance to win," she said.
Next up for the 18th-seed will be Johanna Larsson of Sweden, who will be entering the third round on a high, coming off a 12th-seeded Italian Flavia Pennetta 5-7, 6-4, 6-2.
Bouchard, a semifinalist at this year's Australian Open, had arrived to Paris with a great deal of momentum after winning her first WTA title in Germany last week. The native of Westmount, Quebec, has already outdone herself at Roland Garros. Last year in her debut at the French Open, Bouchard was eliminated in the second round.